Undergraduate studies

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Indigenous Education.

Indigenous education programs

Critical language revitalization work is being done by Indigenous communities across BC and Canada. Students in our programs get the skills they need to continue this important cultural resurgence work and make an impact in their own communities.

We offer community-based programs:

  • in partnership with Indigenous communities,
  • with local language instructors and elders, and
  • delivered in the territory of the partner community.

Community-based programming

The Department of Indigenous Education at UVic offers a community-based Diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization and a Bachelor of Education in Indigenous Language Revitalization that seeks to support communities to retain their language, through education programming.

To honour and support the language revitalization goals and work being undertaken In Indigenous communities across BC and Canada, the delivery of this program is held within the territory of the partnered community.

On-campus programming & current courses

On-campus undergraduate courses for education students are available throughout the year:

In June, we also offer the Indigenous Education Summer Institute to post-degree teacher education students. This institute is comprised of four integrated courses, with a focus on Indigenous knowledge, epistemology, pedagogy and education.